Many years back while I was still a teenager, I read an article from a Christian magazine about a way to test the kind of love one has for a person of the opposite sex. It challenged teens to think whether what they are really feeling for that boy or girl is true love or infatuation.
The article cited a particular passage in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7. I think that this chapter can also be used as a test to reflect about how we really love others. How mature is our love? How committed is it really?
Take the test for yourself. Just replace the word “love” and the preposition “it” with your own name 🙂
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
If you find yourself somehow lacking in the test and in the love department, let the passage above encourage you to grow more in loving 🙂 You can also ask from The Ultimate Source for it (1 John 4:17-21) 🙂
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